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 green and black dart frog

Scientific name: Dendrobates auratus

Habitat: rainforest floor near small streams or pools

Diet: ants, spiders, termites, fruit flies, caterpillars, worms

Life span: unknown in the wild (average 8.3 years in captivity)

Young: 3-6 eggs/clutch

Size: 4 cm (1.57 in)

The bright colours of poison dart frogs are believed to dissuade predators, warning them of a bad tasting and possibly lethal meal.

Although females of this species lay the eggs, males check on the eggs for 2 weeks until tadpoles emerge. The male carries the tadpoles on his back to a stream or lake where they will transform (metamorphose) into adult frogs within 6 weeks.

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Green and black poison dart frog on Animal Diversity Web

Range

Range: Central and South America

Status in the Wild

Status: rare

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7

Email attractions@edmonton.ca

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